Poway Braces Introduces The Clear Advantage Of Invisalign

Today, more and more individuals are deciding it’s time to do something about straightening their teeth. Without the inconvenience or embarrassment of wearing metal braces, Invisalign™ is a solution that’s making it possible for adults to achieve a beautiful smile. If you live in the county of San Diego, or the surrounding areas, you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Thomas of Poway Braces proudly provides Invisalign invisible braces. Your newly aligned smile that you’ve always dreamt of is in reach!

As an adult considering a corrective procedure, you may be curious about the positive benefits of this method of teeth straightening:

-Virtually Invisible

-Comfortable

-Removable

-No food restrictions

-Fewer visits to the orthodontist, meaning fewer interruptions of your busy schedule!

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is simple. Crafted of a plastic material that’s virtually invisible, each aligner tray is custom made to your unique needs. The aligner slips over your teeth; once your teeth have moved to the desired position, you move on to the next aligner, which is just a bit different than the last. Over time, your teeth gradually and gently shift into place, leaving you with perfectly straight teeth and your most beautiful smile ever. Dr. Thomas determines the exact movements necessary to get your teeth into the correct position. Dr. Thomas then has a series of aligners custom made just for you.

Prior to advancing teeth-straightening technologies such as Invisalign, many adults were hesitant to undergo a procedure, which could result in a more beautifully aligned smile. Today, adults are the fastest-growing segment; countless men and women are deciding it’s time to take action and do something about their crooked teeth. Dr. Thomas is here to help them achieve the desired results.

As a result of this innovative procedure, adults will enjoy:

-Greater self-confidence

-Enhanced self-esteem

-A feeling of looking more attractive than ever before

As an adult, having crooked or misaligned teeth can affect various aspects of your life. If you are single, you may feel that your smile has impacted your social or dating life. Many adults fear that their physical appearance will jeopardize work and other opportunities in life. It is an unfortunate fact in our society that so much is based on appearance, however if your smile (or lack thereof) is what’s holding you back, now you can move forward with confidence!

Dr. Thomas is an orthodontist with expertise using Invisalign to create beautiful, healthy smiles. Contact us today for a free consultation (858) 748-6200.

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Poway Braces Launches New Website

The doctor and staff of Poway Braces are pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved website, designed to enhance patient access to important practice information, and increase communication between patients and staff. The site will also serve as a portal for important information about dental health, and will serve as a hub for ongoing information about maintaining good oral hygiene. The Blog will feature content from the desk of Dr. Thomas, along with announcements regarding ongoing in-office activities. We look forward to welcoming you to our new website, and our practice!

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Can Be Life Threatening

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Can Be Life Threatening

Ever have one of those days where you’re constantly dragging your feet and fighting to keep your eyes open? Or, have you been accused of being extremely cranky and caffeine just doesn’t seem to do the trick? It’s common for people to have one of these experiences occasionally when they don’t get enough sleep the night before. However, if this is a normal way of life you, it’s time to consider consulting with a professional to ensure you’re not leaving a serious health issue untreated. Dr. William Thomas of PowayBraces is partnering with local area medical doctors to provide a non-surgical solution that is safe, affordable and effective. Specially trained orthodontists, can now provide a dental appliance as an alternative to using an uncomfortable CPAP machine.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a disorder that affects a person’s ability to breathe naturally during sleep. Those with this condition experience prolonged pauses, or apnea, between each breath. Most people with sleep apnea aren’t usually aware that there’s an issue which adds complications to proper diagnosis and treatment.

Forms of Sleep Apnea

People who have sleep apnea are diagnosed of one of three types: central (CSA), obstructive (OSA), or complex SA which is basically a mixture of CSA and OSA. CSA is characterized as the brain not giving the muscles signals for a person to breathe during sleep and mostly affects infants. On the other hand, OSA occurs when the brain does send signals to muscles, but the muscles don’t take the cue to breathe because of an obstructed airway. OSA tends to impact the majority of people with sleep apnea, causing problems for millions of American adults and children.

The Aftermath

Sleep apnea has several adverse effects that target both physical and emotional health. Individuals who have the condition are more likely to suffer from fatigue, short-term memory loss, and weak motor or concentration skills. Another common result, particularly for those with OSA, is snoring which can lead to more serious, long term effects, including heart attack, stroke, hypertension, depression, or various auto-immune disorders. Use of Dental Devices by Sleep Apnea Patients Sleep experts encourage individuals to seek the guidance of specially trained orthodontists when it comes to getting the treatment that deals with sleep apnea. After thorough examination, Dr. Thomas will often prescribe a custom designed dental device to minimize related health issues. Most treatments are cost effective, non-invasive, and easy to wear.

CPAP Machine

Although there’s a wide array of devices, one of the most commonly recommended treatment by sleep doctors is referred to as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy, or the CPAP machine. The instrument conveniently transfers air connected to a hose and the device into the airways of a person while they’re asleep. The CPAP machine is proven to be one of the most effective solutions, however, there’s still drawback that people should take into consideration. It’s noisiness and discomfort can cause problems, as well some of the physical side effects, such as nosebleeds, headaches, and nightmares. Unfortunately, studies show that compliance is poor.

Sleep apnea doesn’t have to dictate your future. Take control of your life by consulting with an orthodontic professional about possible oral solutions. Preventative treatments, paired with positive lifestyle changes, can help point you in the right direction.

Dr. Thomas Williams of PowayBraces is a leader that’s committed to helping individuals make the best decisions when it comes to orthodontic solutions. Call today for a free consultation in order to get invaluable information on what can be done to treat the effects of sleep apnea. (858) 748-6200

Our new office!

Introducing our brand new office, featuring a bright, comfortable waiting room and the latest in orthodontic technology. Visit us to check it out!

Clear Damon Brackets!

Did you know that we now offer all clear Damon braces? Look on our website www.powaybraces.com or call us at 858-748-6200 to find out more about the all new Clear Damon brackets!

Straight Teeth Is Better!

In a recent survey, of more than 1,000 Americans (age 18 and over), 72% of the respondents agreed that people of all ages with healthy, straight teeth are typically treated better in social situations than those with noticeably crooked teeth. Conversely, nearly half said that crooked teeth leave a negative first impression.

Wilckodontics

Did you know that Dr. Thomas is certified to use Wilckodontics? With Wilckodontics, most cases are completed in 3 to 8 months!!!

Poway Braces

Refer a friend or family member before October 31st and they can receive $1,000 off their total orthodontic treatment! Just mention this poway braces blog post to us when the initial appointment is booked!

Traditional Braces Vs. Damon Braces

Did you know that traditional braces are tied with elastics, which cause friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move freely and comfortably.